Collaborative Practice Training

5 Apr (Fri) - 7 Apr 2024 (Sun) / 3 day / 10:00am - 5:00pm /
Raja Aziz Addruse Auditorium, Wisma Badan Peguam Malaysia, 2 Leboh Pasar Besar, 50050 Kuala Lumpur

This training will be conducted by IACP-approved trainers from Australia, who are also members of the Victorian Association of Collaborative Professionals (“VACP”).

Member: RM 2100
Pupil in Chambers: RM 2100
Non-Member: RM 2100
Organisers: Bar Council

CPD Points: 16
Event Code:


The Collaborative Practice (“CP”) process helps families in conflict settle their matters amicably.  This process involves lawyers, financial advisers, and mental health professionals.  All these parties work together to resolve their disputes out of court.  This holistic approach enables parties to reach mutually acceptable agreements on issues such as custody, maintenance, and division of matrimonial assets.  The involvement of neutral parties, such as mental health professionals, enables parties to begin healing and journey into an acceptance of new family structures.


Marguerite Picard (LLb, BJuris) is an accredited family law specialist, mediator, Collaborative Professional, and trainer.  Marguerite is a family lawyer with over 30 years’ experience in the legal industry.  She has extensive experience as a litigation lawyer and negotiator, but now practises only in mediation and collaboration.  She has served on the VACP Committee.

Tricia Peters (MBA MPAcc) is a Certified Financial Planner™, collaborative professional and trainer, mediator, and financial planning academic.  Tricia is a financial planner with over 15 years’ experience assisting clients with financial decisions during and after separation.  Tricia has worked with separated families since 2002, and has worked in collaborative cases as a financial neutral and financial coach.  She has served on the VACP, and is the IACP Secretary and a member of the Board of Directors of the IACP.

Sandy Hirschfield is a registered psychologist, nationally-accredited mediator, and experienced collaborative professional.  She has worked broadly in educational and developmental psychology, family therapy, and individual counselling, and has practised over three decades.  Sandy currently specialises in conflict resolution and is an experienced trainer in alternative dispute resolution.  She mediates a range of disputes, and coaches clients in emotional management and healthy communication skills, to best manage their separation.  Sandy is passionate about ensuring that children thrive during and after separation, and provides comprehensive co-parenting education to separating couples.  She has served on the VACP Committee.

Terms and Conditions

Event Policy

Places are limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

For events with registration fees, all payments must be made in advance, including bank charges. Registration will be confirmed once proof of payment is provided by email or fax, and full payment is received.

For events that are not organised by Bar Council, please note that you are subject to the relevant terms and conditions specified by the external providers.


Cancellations must be made in writing.

If you have failed to inform the organiser on your cancellation for three consecutive times, you may be blacklisted for future events.


Refunds will be processed after the event is completed. This may take up to 30 business days. The conditions for refunds are as follows:

  • Full refunds will be issued if the event is cancelled or postponed by the organiser due to some circumstances.
  • No refunds for this course. However substitution is allowed.

The organiser reserves the right to modify, cancel or postpone the event, should circumstances arise that make such action necessary, whereupon all registration fees paid will be refunded.


You are allowed to transfer your place to another participant, but you must notify the organiser with the necessary details.


CPD points will not be awarded to lawyers and pupils in chambers from Peninsular Malaysia who arrive more than 15 minutes late, are not present throughout the event, or leave before its scheduled end.


The personal information that you provide to the Bar Council, whether now or in the future, may be used, recorded, stored, disclosed or otherwise processed by or on behalf of the Bar Council for the purposes of facilitation and organisation of this event, research and audit, maintenance of a participant database for the promotion of this event, and such ancillary services as may be relevant.


  • Materials will be emailed only. No printed notes will be provided.
  • No recording of the event is permitted via any means at any time.
  • No part of the event content may be used/reproduced in any form without the written and explicit consent of the Bar Council and speaker(s).



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